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Science in the Sky

“Climate Scientist Dr Elsie is at breaking point. For forty years her charting of the accelerating crisis has gone unheeded and once again she stands, Cassandra-like, in an intergovernmental coffee break, choking on complacency. She must do something. Anything. Then a chance encounter on the A44 with a hot-air balloon enthusiast sends her sailing high into the sky. She’s a desperado on the thermals -

9000 miles away in Fukushima, a lost child nurses a broken bird. On the horizon she spies a beautiful, red balloon. She reaches out her small hand.”

This is a description of Drawn to Stars (aka Aimee Corbett and Vanessa Hammick’s) performance, Science in the Sky. It is a voyage high above a planet at tipping point. It has been created in collaboration with The Climate Change Consortium of Wales. It is a startling, poetic and urgent piece, a moving plea for our planet and the future of the billions who call it home.

Science in the Sky Credits:
Devised by Aimee Corbett, Vanessa Hammick and Ian Yeoman
Directed by Ian Yeoman
Performed by Aimee Corbett and Vanessa Hammick
Designed and constructed by Jill Rolfe and Nick Johnson Walker
Music and Soundscape designed and produced by Daniel Lawrence

Earlier Event: June 12
King John - Rehearsed Reading
Later Event: July 25
Measure for Measure - The Factory